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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply fundamental principles of Object Oriented Programming to solve a given problem 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115363  Apply fundamental principles of Object Oriented Programming to solve a given problem 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Computer Sciences and Information Systems 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Create basic classes for simple examples
  • Implement member functions for given simple examples
  • Create and use objects for a given simple class
  • Use objects to solve a given simple problem

    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Describe the principles of Object Oriented Programming. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Create basic classes for given simple examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The class creation was done successfully in a chosen programming language. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only 1 base class.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The class creation describes access levels to data members and member functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only private and public access (see "definitions" in notes section).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The class creation includes data members for the class. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only primitive types, private and public functions (see "definitions" in notes section).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement member functions for given simple examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implementation describes different types of member functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Constructors/destructors, access functions, local utility functions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation creates simple constructors and destructors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Primitive data members and base classes only.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation creates access functions to private data members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation includes the creation of internal utility functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Simple mathematical functions and display functions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The implementation includes the creation of external utility functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Simple mathematical functions and display functions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create and use objects for a given simple class. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The creation includes objects of a class in a driver program. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only single variables.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The creation uses access functions to set and retrieve values of data members. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only primitive data types (see "definitions" in notes section).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The creation uses external utility functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only simple mathematical functions and output functions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use objects to solve a given simple problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The object used identifies classes for the given real life problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only base classes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The object used identifies member functions and data members for the given problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only base classes using primitive data types.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The object used is designed and documented using latest object design techniques. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Only 1 method.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Please note that the relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
    4. Performance of all elements should be performed with a solid understanding of the use of development tools needed in the areas applicable to the unit standard. Examples of such tools are, but is not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems.
    5. Performance of all elements should make use of International capability models used for Software Development. Examples of such models include (but is not limited to) the ISO SPICE model as well as the CMM model for Software Development. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
  • Where not specified otherwise, all options in the range statement must be covered to confirm that a learner is competent in the specific outcome.

    Definitions:
  • Primitive Data Types - Single value data types, like floating point numbers, integers, characters and strings only to an introductory level.
  • Complex Data Types - Multiple value data types, like arrays, strings, records and combinations of primitive data types.
  • Data Member - A variable declared in a class - also instance variable or class variable.
  • Member Functions - Functions declared in Objects (Java) - also called methods in some programming languages (C++).
  • Internal Utility Member Functions - Member functions only used by functions in a class.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Systems Development 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58820   National Certificate: Advertising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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